dedicated to educating and informing coaches, fans, wrestlers and the general
public to the sport of wrestling, the most ancient of all sports.
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America Needs Wrestlers?
One former wrestler’s unselfish courageous determination can best
illustrate the value in answering this question. Former New Jersey
all-state wrestler, Jeremy Glick with two fellow passengers aboard
Flight 93 (Tom Burnett and Todd Beamer) heeded the famous 9/11 call
"Lets Roll", and proceeded to "wrestle" on behalf of
us all, against terrorism. Sports Illustrated writer Rick Reily said it
best; "At a time like this, sports are trivial. But what the best
athletes can do -- keep their composure amid chaos, form a plan when all
seems lost, and find the guts to carry it out -- may be why the Capitol
isn't a charcoal pit". Sports may be trivial but the lessons and
courage learned through them can become the foundation to monumental
BRIEF HISTORY OF WRESTLING
Wrestling dates back to prehistoric times and is considered the
world’s oldest and purest sport. In French caves, there are drawings
reported to be 15,000 to 20,000 years old depicting wrestlers in various
holds and leverage positions.·
Wrestling was introduced to the Olympic Games in Greece about 708 BC.
The Greek philosopher Plato was an accomplished wrestler.
Native Americans wrestled for sport long before the first Europeans
Nine of our Presidents were wrestlers. Washington and Lincoln were
considered to be excellent at the sport, both holding various
championship titles. Others were Jackson, Taylor, Grant, Arthur, Taft,
T. Roosevelt, and Coolidge.
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